MASKED DANCES

Posted By : peterjarvis
Piece Title : Masked Dances
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Composer / Arranger : Mazurek, Ron
Composer / Arranger Details: Throughout his career, composer Ron Mazurek taught at New York University, Bergen Community College, Lehman College, Fairleigh Dickinson University and several other colleges and universities including William Paterson University where he initiated the electronic music program. His compositions have been performed throughout the USA, South America, Japan, Korea, and Europe and are published by Seesaw Music Corporation N.Y., Edition Pro Nova, Germany, and Calabrese Brothers Music. He received numerous awards and grants including a Fulbright Senior Specialists award and a Fellowship in Composition from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. He is a founding member of the International New Music Consortium, the Composers Guild of New Jersey and the International Composers and Interactive Artists (ICIA) of which he was artistic director. Ron was also an accomplished performer on electronic keyboards having performed extensively in New York, New Jersey and on many major new music festivals both in the United States and Europe. Several of his works have been recorded for North/South Records, Jersey Sessions recordings, Pro Viva Records, Romeo Records, Capstone Records and others. One 9/11-inspired composition of his, Final Bell, was nominated for a Grammy in 2006. Perhaps more importantly, Ron was a great ambassador for music representing music with great dignity and love. One of the most unassuming professionals I have ever met or worked with, Mazurek treated all musicians and composers – student or professional, regardless of experience or accomplishment – with equal respect. It is a rare instance, in a professional world, that one quietly gives so much and asks for so little, while serving a given community in a selfless manner while maintaining dignity at all times. - Peter Jarvis
Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion
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Written for / Commissioned by : Composed for Peter Jarvis commissioned by Composers Guild of New Jersey
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Publisher :Calabrese Brothers Music, LLC
Publishers Website :www.calabresebrothersmusic.com
Publisher Details : Publishes contemporary composers
Year Composed / Copyright Date :2005 / 
Duration :7Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
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Masked Dances, for Vibraphone, Electronic Sound and Optional Dance, was composed in 2005 for percussionist Peter Jarvis. It consists of four short continuous dances as incidental music to one of W. B. Yeats’ plays entitled Calvary. In the performance of the story all the characters were to wear masks or have their faces made up to resemble masks including the musicians. This seems to have served as a ritual element in expressing the emotions of the characters in the play. Each of the four dances incorporates electronic elements that create rhythmic dialogues with the vibraphone. There are several brief interludes separating each dance which then lead into varying rhythmic elements which define each of the four dances. - Ron Mazurek

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Peter Jarvis William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ USA 2010-11-29 0730 PM
Peter Jarvis for International Composers and Interactive Artists Bergen Community College, NJ USA 2011-05-04 07:30 PM
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